There are 123 team in the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision. That’s Division I-A to you old-timers.
Even though the Purdue Boilermakers — Iowa’s opponent Saturday — are 1-7 (0-4 in the Big Ten) and have been getting its helmets handed to it this season, they aren’t last in a single NCAA category.
But man, they sure come close.
The Boilermakers are …
122nd in passing efficiency
121st in scoring offense
121st in red-zone offense
119th in red-zone defense
118th in first downs
117th in third-down conversion percentage
116th in third-down conversion percentage, defense
However, the Boilermakers lead FBS in net punting. So that’s good.